Two Hizb militants killed in encounter

Two Hizb militants killed in encounter

Protesters have clashed with Forces following the encounter.

Forces from Jammu and Kashmir police and army cordoned off Tahab village in Pulwama on specific input about presence of militants in area.

Security personnel lobbed tear gas shells and fired a few shots in the air to restore law and order in the area, he said. That one has been rushed to Hospital immediately. An SLR and an INSAS rifle has been recovered from the spot, ANI reported.

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However, local sources identified the killed militants as Shakir Ahmad, a resident of Gulzarpora Pulwama and Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Mehend Bijbehara area of Anantnag.

Internet services were suspended in Pulwama district after the militants were gunned down.

Indian soldiers and police officers killed at least two terrorists in a Sunday operation, according to the reports. The security forces are going after militants as part of operation "hunt down" and on the basis of a "hit list" of militants.

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